Family: Man Accused of Sending Ricin-Tainted Letters Was Delusional, Chasing Conspiracy Theories

Paul Kevin Curtis
Steve Neavling

A 45-year-old Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-tainted letters to national leaders, including President Obama, was a loving father but battled mental illnesses and delusions, family members told the Associated Press.

Paul Kevin Curtis was convinced the government was thwarting an investigation into an elaborate plot sell body parts on the black market, the AP wrote, citing Facebook posts and family members.

“Maybe I have your attention now even if that means someone must die,” the letters read.

“He is bipolar, and the only thing I can say is he wasn’t on his medicine,” his ex-wife, Laura Curtis, told The Associated Press.

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